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Re: [perl #116915] require a "I know EBCDIC is threatened" switch to Configure

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Craig A. Berry
February 25, 2013 23:03
Re: [perl #116915] require a "I know EBCDIC is threatened" switch to Configure
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On Mon, Feb 25, 2013 at 4:07 PM, Jesse Luehrs <> wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 25, 2013 at 04:04:04PM -0600, Craig A. Berry wrote:

>> And I don't see the need to formally threaten to pull the plug on
>> people just as they are getting started.  That could be construed as
>> discouraging.
> To be fair, we've been threatening to pull the plug for over a year now
> (not "just as they are getting started"). The fact that rjbs decided to
> actually encode this fact somewhere official at around the same time
> that somebody else came along to offer to help is coincidental, as far
> as I'm aware.

Yes, I know the history.  As I said, it's the formal threat of
requiring a non-default Configure option that seems a bit harsh, and
the ticket requesting it appeared exactly two days after reports of
z/OS progress first appeared on this list, so it sure doesn't *look*
like a coincidence, though of course it could be.  There will be
enough genuine difficulties that the additional warning isn't really
necessary, and if those difficulties are overcome, then it also
wouldn't be necessary.

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